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Why Scrambling To Get Your Daily Tasks Done Can Be a Good Thing

In this episode of The Sell or Die Podcast, we’re discussing the difference between scrambling and rushing, and how scrambling to get your daily tasks done can actually be a good thing. Most people think of scrambling as a negative thing, but it doesn’t have to be negative. Scrambling might mean that you have a lot to get done, but you’re still doing it in a controlled manner. In the episode, we’ll show you how to stop rushing so you can actually get MORE done.

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But before we dive right in, let us introduce ourselves in case this is your first visit. Welcome to the Sell or Die Podcast. We’re your hosts, Jeffrey & Jen Gitomer. Between the two of us, we’ve written the books The Little Red Book of Selling, Sales in a New York Minute, plus 15 other best-selling books. We’ve also created the 7 figure sales formula program and the Breakthrough Business Babe Community. 

Sell or Die is for sales professionals, sales managers, entrepreneurs, and business owners who want to sell more at full price, earn loyalty, and have an unlimited stream of referrals. Every single episode will give you real-world, easy-to-implement solutions so that you can get your calls returned, your proposals read and acted on while creating relationships that you can take to the bank. 

And today we are focusing on scrambling vs rushing and how to actually accomplish your daily tasks efficiently. For more details on each point, listen to the ENTIRE episode on your favorite streaming platform.

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Scrambling vs. Rushing

We all have times where we have way too many daily tasks and it’s difficult to get it all done. Sometimes you may need to scramble to accomplish everything.

A lot of people associate a negative connotation with scrambling, but we don’t think it has to have one. We think of scrambling as still being in control. You’ve got a lot on your plate, but you’re going about accomplishing your daily tasks in a systematic way.

Rushing is what’s NOT helpful. Rushing is messy and sloppy. Rushing leads to mistakes. 

We don’t want you to rush to get your tasks done. Instead, scramble to get things in order so you can go about it systematically.

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The importance of prioritizing.

Remember that not everything has to be done right away. If you look at your daily tasks, there are likely ones that are immediate, ones that are due soon, and ones that are due later. Focus on the immediate tasks first.

A lot of people will tell you to focus on the little stuff first so you can get started and give yourself a “win.” We say screw the little stuff! Focus on the big stuff first, and then you can get to the little stuff when you have time at the end of the day.

If you prioritize your tasks, getting everything done will feel much less overwhelming.

Why Scrambling To Get Your Daily Tasks Done Can Be a Good Thing: The Bottomline

You don’t need to rush if you are organized and in control. We encourage you to always prioritize and stay on top of what you need to get done. Then you won’t end up in overwhelming situations! 

Be sure to listen to all of episode 550 for all the details!

Thank you so much for listening to Sell or Die! We hope that this episode helped you find ways to be more productive with your daily tasks.

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About your hosts

Known as the King of Sales, Jeffrey Gitomer is the Author of 16 best-selling books including the Little Red Book of Selling, the Sales Bible, and his newest book Get Sh*t Done. In 2008, he was inducted in the Speakers Hall of Fame – the highest award in the speaking industry. His world-class list of clients include companies from  Fortune 500 companies around the world. His digital Learning academy and signature course, The Seven-Figure Sales Formula, offers individuals and teams real-world sales strategies they can implement immediately.

Jen Gitomer gained her prowess in NYC as both a salesperson and award-winning sales leader for a Fortune 500 company. She is the best-selling Author of Sales in a New York Minute, CEO and Founder of Breakthrough Business Babe and a master business growth coach.

Jeffrey and Jen thank you, Diehard, for helping Sell Or Die achieve more than 2 million downloads!

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